New Youth Program Class: Cooking 101: Mastering the Basics

LightHouse is pleased to announce a new cooking basics class for blind and low vision youth under the age of eighteen. Whether you are interested in cooking tasty treats, simple side dishes and snacks, or festive full course meals, this class is intended for blind and low vision youth aspiring to competence and confidence in the kitchen.

Upon completion of the course, students will have obtained the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to independently prepare and cook just about any meal their taste buds desire.

Each lesson will focus on a particular type of cooking or cooking appliance (i.e. stove top, oven or grill). Students will be instructed on safe and sanitary practices and techniques.

This fun and informative class will meet at LightHouse headquarters (214 Van Ness Avenue, SF) from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Classes will be limited to 6 participants, all participants must RSVP. For more information or to RSVP please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator at (415) 694-7372, or by email at

Who: Blind and Low Vision Youth
What: Learn to cook tasty treats for yourself, your friends and your family
When: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Third Saturday of the month

  • April 19: Cooking with a Stove – French Toast & Bacon
  • May 17: Cooking with an Oven – Pizza
  • June 21: Cooking with a Grill or BBQ – Chicken, Potato Salad & Baked Beans
  • June 21: Family Meal – BBQ feast prepared by youth

Where: Lighthouse Headquarters located at 214 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94102
Waiver: Each participant must submit a LightHouse Youth Program waiver form, if they have not done so for a previous outing or event.
Cost: FREE for low vision and blind youth
RSVP: Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator at or (415) 694-7372.

An array of colorful vegetables – carrots, tomatoes, garlic, onion, herbs with a cruet of olive oil